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Denim on Denim at the VMAs

First there was Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim at the 2001 American Music Awards. The denim gown on Spears and denim tuxedo on Timberlake are forever ingrained on the impressionable minds of young millennials across the country. Then Katy Perry donned denim in an attempt to tug at the heart strings of her “90’s kids” fans with her date, Riff Raff, at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. In Perry’s famously kitschy fashion her gown was an obvious homage to the original worn by Spears.

Then Pharell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh wore matching double denim outfits last night at the  2015 MTV Video Music Awards and the whole fashion world was entranced once again. This time, however, it appeared the couple updated the double denim look in an honest act of self expression. Pharell was decked out in a white tee, denim jacket and jeans in a matching shade. Lasichanh wore a denim button up shirt trendily buttoned all the way to the top underneath a distressed pair of overalls. Pharell is known for being true to his sense of self and once you remember that he has joined G-Star to create his own line of denim products made from recycled plastics, G-Star RAW for the the Oceans, the denim outfit seems perfectly appropriate.

Pharell VMA 2015
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Katy Perry VMA 2014

Britney Spears Justin Timberlake 2001 AMA

—Emily B. McIntosh

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Posted Aug 31 2015 in Celebrity Style Watch » Denim Fashion

DT Loves: One Teaspoon’s Hendrix 20/20 Denim Skirt

Another perfect example of a denim staple that will take you from summer into fall, the Hendrix 20/20 Denim Skirt. This destroyed denim pencil skirt has the perfect balance of daywear and evening as well, allowing you to dress it down with a tee and kicks, or dress it up with heels. A little bit edgy, a little bit cute. We’re also into the light wash, which will pair with your favorite fall tops.


Love it as much as we do? Get yours at Planet Blue.

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Posted Aug 20 2015 in Denim Buys

DT Loves: Nasty Gal Destroyed Denim Cut-Off Shorts

Not all cut-off shorts are created equal. Sometimes a pair of denim shorts comes along that literally makes us dive for our cred cards… and one such pair has arrived in the form of destroyed denim cut-offs. The Nasty Gal Denim “The Wreckage” Splash Shorts are everything we love about super-short summer shorts. They feature a splatter of bleach and unique light wash, exposed pockets, frayed edges, and a whole lot of attitude.


Image via Nasty Gal.

We want to see your favorite shorts this summer! Follow us on Instagram, and hashtag #DenimTherapy so we can check you out.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 10 2015 in Denim Buys

6 Pairs Of Destroyed Denim Jeans We Love

Yeah, we know—it seems like we’ve been talking a lot about destroyed denim lately. It’s back as a major trend for spring, and we’re all over it. Some of our favorite brands have released variations, from lightly roughed-up AG’s to sliced and slashed Blanks. Our favorite silhouettes for this trend? Boyfriend and skinny cut, of course! Shop some of our current favorites below…

1. Current/Elliott The Stiletto Biker Jeans 2. Blank Denim Ripped Skinny Jeans 3. AG The Slim Ex Boyfriend Jeans


4. FRAME Le Skinny Rip Jeans 5. Rag & Bone/JEAN The Ripped Skinny Jeans 6. Ksubi Slim Straight Destroyed Jeans


Not into ripped jeans? Don’t worry… we’ve got ya.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 11 2015 in Denim Buys

Distressed Denim, A to Z

How do you like your distressed denim? Epic gaping holes, or a bit of scratching up here-and-there? There are benefits to each level of shred, from being able to sneak a pair of jeans into the office, to some extra AC on warmer spring days. However, we’ve found that most people prefer one extreme to the other. Check out this full spectrum shoppable round-up of distressed denim, and don’t forget to check this out if you’re thinking of doing some DIY distressing of your own.


What are some of your favorite denim trends for spring 2015? Let us know on twitter!

And, of course, if you’ve got a hole in your jeans and you don’t love the distressed look, we’ve got you covered with our expert denim repair service.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 03 2015 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

Try These Techniques For Distressing Denim

Here in NYC, we’re slowly beginning to daydream about the days where we don’t have to layer on three pairs of tights to leave the house, and while we specialize in expert denim repair, our readers know we love a stylish gaping hole in the knee of our jeans once in a while, too.

A Pair & A Spare recently ran a great post detailing some of their denim DIY distress experiments, using materials like sandpaper, tweezers, and a cheese grater. Check out the results, and try some of them for yourself: Techniques For Distressing Denim.

denim distressing techniques

Image by A Pair & A Spare.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 02 2015 in Denim DIY » Denim Therapy

How To Transition Your Denim Into Spring

It’s finally March, and while the cold season is still churning out nearly intolerable days, you may have begun to wonder how to transition your denim into spring. One of our favorite bloggers, Sincerely Jules, illustrates the perfect way to bring your layered wintered look into spring with a pair of white destroyed denim skinny jeans and a blush-hued sweatshirt. She ties her chambray shirt around her waist and tops the whole thing off with epic jeweled earrings. We’re in love!

wearing white denim destroyed distressed spring 2015

wearing white denim destroyed distressed spring 2015

The break down?

Trade in darker denim hues for whites and pastels.

Mix rosy hues with light colored outerwear.

Tie previously worn layers, like a chambray shirt, around your waist.

Keep it sweet by mixing destroyed denim with epic earrings.

See more from Sincerely Jules (all images by Sincerely Jules).

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 02 2015 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

6 Denim Jackets To Wear Now

Denim is a year-round staple, but at no time are we more appreciative for it than during a cold New York winter. Whether you’re looking for a denim and leather combo jacket to wear over your favorite sweater, or a stylishly distressed denim workshirt to add to your rotation of staples, we’ve got your covered. Check out some of our favorite denim jackets and shirts below.

1. R13 Layered leather-trimmed twill blazer and denim vest 2. Preen Line Winona embroidered denim jacket 3. House of Holland Distressed denim shirt


4. Frame Denim Le Military stretch-denim jacket 5. Steve J & Yoni P Cropped distressed denim jacket 6. Ashish Sequined distressed denim jacket


—DT Staff

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Posted Jan 22 2015 in Denim Buys

Denim Review: American Eagle Sky High Jegging

Question: What’s cooler than a pair of light wash, flawlessly distressed jeans that fit like a glove and go with everything in your fall wardrobe? Answer? Nothing. MC recently received a pair of American Eagle Outfitters Sky High Jeggings from the AE vintage collection, and… well, she hasn’t taken them off ever since. These jeans are AE’s newest fit (and their highest rise, which we love), designed to look like a pair of well-worn vintage jeans, with all the comfort of a denim legging.

denim review american eagle

What was your first thought when you tried them on?


Where/when would you wear these?

For me, these are the ultimate fall jeans. The sitting-in-coffee-shops, lattes-and-laptops, cozy-on-a-cool day jeans. I’ll be wearing them with my favorite oversize sweaters as often as with my tailored fall jackets. There’s enough distressed action happening above the knee for them to look awesome with knee-high boots, too.

And by the way, they come in 6 washes, so go ahead and try not to find a pair you can’t live without.

How’s the fit?

The high rise is exactly where I want it, and the ankles taper in perfectly. One pet peeve of mine is having too much fabric at the hem (which a bit of Denim Therapy’s hemming and tailoring can take care of), but I love when I try on a pair of jeans and this issue is pre-solved for me.

denim review american eagle

denim review american eagle

denim review american eagle

denim review american eagle

denim review american eagle

denim review american eagle

Need the perfect jeans for fall? Check out American Eagle Outfitters Sky High Jeggings.

—DT Staff

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Posted Sep 22 2014 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Product

What’s Cooler Than Jeans Distressed By Lions? Um, Nothing.

Leave it to Japan’s denim masters to come up with a massively inventive, super cool new way to get your jeans distressed. Throw ’em in the lion’s den! Sound extreme? Kamine Zoo in Japan let the wildlife do their thing with jeans this summer. Whatever was left of the denim was sewn together into new pairs (because let’s face it, these wild cats are not just strategically distressing the knees). This was all part of a fundraising effort to raise money for the World Wildlife Foundation and the zoo itself. Cool, huh?



See the finished jeans below:




Of course, you’re welcome to go toss your jeans in with the animals at the local zoo. Just don’t expect anyone else to go fetch them for you.

See the full story here and more photos of the distressing process here.

—DT Staff

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Posted Aug 25 2014 in Campaigns » Denim News
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